- Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:01 am #21740
You are right, and I don't really want to make things too difficult. But these kind of articles, or popular cd:s sometimes get to be "The truth about rhythm X" . That is why I thought it would be good to add more information.bubudi wrote: i find it very interesting that people want to make several divisions among maninka djembe music, yet will group susu, baga, landuma, nalu, mandinye and temne all together as 'coastal style'. examples of village coastal music are rare, so mostly we are hearing coastal music being played ballet style, which of course gets rid of many of the distinguishing characteristics.
I don't know if all the groups are necessary, but just to put the information somewhere with the rhythms would be important.bubudi wrote:so i think maybe for this article, grouping styles by ethnic group might work best. although probably mentioning all ethnic groups is probably a bit over ambitious. but at least mentioning the ethnic groups that currently have a strong djembe tradition. at the very least, maninka, susu, bamana, and then later on add more ethnic groups. that should make things easier.